The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed November, last year, by the President with warm enthusiasm from Congress. The promise was a no-tariff zone, free trade, American prosperity, all good for big business and consumers. Unfortunately, our Negotiator-in-Chief was trumped by Mexico. This House of Cards trade deal will create even larger deficits ($566 billion in 2017), and enhance China’s position as the world’s biggest exporter of goods – […]
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Military wants $124 billion ($300 million each) to buy planes to equal China’s J-20 ($40 million each); elites want to cut Social Security to pay for this!
Our Pentagon is at it again – spending more money and getting far less value than cost-conscious China. And to pay for the current $916 billion annual maybe-war-to-come budget, the elite politicians want to cut your Social Security benefits. Articles are already floating the idea in the Washington Post by scoundrels like Russian-born Max Boot (not “Das Boot“). Social Security for American retirees is $700.3 billion a year: $644.2 billion […]
How unfair trade has ruined economy! Television’s historic moments include: America’s landing on the moon, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the tearing down of the Berlin Wall and for some, various Super Bowl touchdowns, and for others, multi-millionaires accepting honors from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). An interview in 1994 of Sir James Goldsmith by recently humiliated PBS legend Charlie Rose is never on […]
Judged “naughty or nice” determines if you are allowed on planes or trains in China – the “Big Comrade” is watching
The Communist Party is watching – and punishing – many citizens of China today, and in 18 months everyone will be judged by their Social Credit – a number earned by absolute obedience to government rules, always behaving nicely, and paying your bills promptly. During the experimental period since 2015, those with low scores had their travel restricted: Global Times reports that as of May this year, the government had blocked […]
Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge costs $2.3 billion a mile; Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge price – $588 million!
Once called the Tappan Zee Bridge, the three-mile Mario Cuomo span over the Hudson River took 15 years of planning and construction, cost $7 billion with finance charges and interest, but lacks one essential element – public transit buses running at high speed. Meanwhile, in the land of poppies and pandas, the world’s longest connector, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, opened November 6. Public transit buses began cutting commuter time from […]
California grasps at straws over the plastic island in ocean, but the global causes are hidden from naive Americans
It will be a crime to provide plastic straws in California’s mom and pop restaurants (not fast food chains), unless requested, if Gov. J. Brown signs bill A.B. (1884) into law. We are told this will save the planet from America’s profligate destruction of the environment. It might even help diminish that waste-plastic, small continent floating in the Pacific between Hawaii and California, now measuring about three times the size […]
Just read another article about Russian collusion, this one on Monday in Vox about why there might, possibly, circumstantially be something dangerous or suspicious in past contacts between the Donald Trump Presidential campaign or its members or associates and anyone who ever knew or worked for Vladimir Putin. It’s tiring to read the same old litany about why Trump beat Hillary Clinton, and you might conclude “what difference, at this […]
We use medicines made in China, marketed in U.S. If you import same drugs: $100k fine + year in jail!
A popular blood thinner now costs U.S. Medicare patients and insurers more than $5,000 a year. This drug, which has amassed sales of more than $10 billion, uses Rivaroxaban as the main ingredient – a compound available from 26 manufacturers in China. When you check prices for Rivaroxaban for sale in the U.S., the cost of a 10, 15 or 20 mg tablet is virtually identical, so the product quantity […]